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Jewellery and Wearable Art

Are you creative? Why not enter into the Clarence River Arts Festival that the Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association are holding at the Maclean Showground over the weekend of the 8th to 10th July. Highlighted below are just two of the nine sections you can enter in.
The Jewellery Section is for anyone who makes original, handmade jewellery. It can be any medium – precious or semi-precious stones and metals, wood, paper, clay, plastics, found objects – wherever the imagination takes you. Criteria for judging the works include (but are not limited to) originality and quality of workmanship. It is not necessary for the works to be of high value.
Entries from other years have used gold and silver, but also buffalo horn, bone, bead-weaving techniques, and recycled and repurposed items to describe just a few. Students are welcome to enter, but there is only one category (no separate youth category).
All works must be original design and construction by the artist(s). Items made from kits are not eligible for prizes.
Wearable Art is one of the most fun and exciting sections. Wearable art asks artists to imagine incredible garments and unusual materials that might be used to construct them. Items may have a historical, imaginative or other theme. They may be made of fine fabrics and textiles, or made of leather, metal, paper, rubbish bags, recycled materials or anything that the body can carry.
A garment does not have to be a whole dress or outfit; it may be a pair of gloves or shoes or a hat or bikini if the artist wants to work on a smaller scale. Judging criteria include (but are not limited to) originality, quality of work, appropriateness of materials and the “wow” factor of the work. Entries from other years have used beer cans and ring pulls, net vegetable bags, wool, and found objects to name a few examples. Students are welcome to enter, but there is only one category (no separate youth category).
All works must be original design and construction by the artist(s). Items made from kits are not eligible for prizes.
You can download entry forms from www.ferrypark.org. Entries close on Friday 1st July.

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